We were in Nepal over Christmas - what an awesome place to visit! I bought a handful of fun things -
Hand-carved wooden stamps - $1.00 each. They are about an inch and are all images that remind me of Nepal.
A beautiful batik wooden stamp (4 1/2 x 6) - $8.00. I can see little bird images stamped on top of this.
I love the handle - it looks like it was well used.
Yarn from a Yak (shaggy-haired ox).
No idea what I will do with it - just loved the colors.
A twisted yarn necklace - so simple yet so pretty.
A hand-knitted scarf in a beautiful color combination. It is very heavy.
Ooooh I found a treasure - bright colors of powdered dye.
Such intense colors.
I bought five colors and three of them were in pretty little containers.
We walked from one little village through a rice field to get to the next.
And I found another treasure along the walk - a piece of hill tribe fabric. Our guide thought I was crazy.
I had a baggy so I put it in there. Then started thinking what was that fabric used for? Gross! But I brought it home and washed it : )
During the walk we also happend upon a family making jewelry - mom, dad, kids and all.
I thinking he really should have been in school.
I had my guide translate and negotiate for me. They carried all kinds of stuff from the house to sell me. I wanted to make sure they really made what I was buying. They all said papa made the ones I bought.
Here is what I bought - very pretty and for both it was around $7.00 USD.
I picked up some interesting cards with hand-printed paper and what looks like block-printing.
More stuff to add to the ever expanding collection!
Linking up to Friday Finds with Kim.